Posted by: Anonymous
on April 27, 2008 09:35 PM
Whoops. There's that 800 pound gorilla in the room again. Quick everyone look away. Look away.
The feature set, performance and general usability of Bacula pales in comparison to your Backup Exec solution.
I'm not sure why no one is willing to compare their open source solutions to the various mainstream industry standards like Backup Exec. Perhaps it is a lack of experience with mainstream products or perhaps it is FOSS zealotry that we love so much.
The important thing to remember is that you must be able to restore your data when needed. This is almost always at the most inconvenient time and under the most adverse conditions. Your backup software needs to be bulletproof and your familiarity with restoring single files, databases or bare metal restores to different hardware needs to be intimate. Anything less than that is just begging to be fired!